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'm here on behalf of my husband jim brady who was wounded in the assassination attempt on ronald reagan in 1981. >> my name is dan gross and i am here for my brother matthew who was shot in the head atop the empire state building in february of 1997 and for our dear friend christopher burkemeister who was killed that day and 90 americans who are killed every day by a bullet and for every one of us who just wants to live in a safer nation. today as i said we're here to mark the 20 year anniversary of what could fairly be called the greatest, most significant step forward for that goal of a safer nation, but brady handgun violence prevention act which took effect 20 years ago today. to introduce this special report, to introduce this special report that we have issued, to celebrate the success of the historic legislation and to define the critical work that lies ahead, 20 years of brady background checks. we are finishing the job to keep america safe for. first i would like to thank some of our special guests here. of course the victims and families that have joined us here today. i know
call jim crow. would anyone comment on that? >> thank you, mr. johnson. i -- your comments raised a couple of points. one is the issue of collateral consequences. it relates to what we were discussing and what mr. bachus alluded to. the impact of collateral consequences particularly on those who were convicted of lower level nonviolent drug offenses is just tremendous, and there's a project underway right now, under the auspices of the department of justice, being conducted by the mesh -- american bar association, to essentially catalogue all of the consequences and so policymakers and lawmakers can understand the implications of the criminalization they engage in when they make these criminal laws. >> gentleman's time is expired. last but not least the gentleman from new york, mr. jeffreys. >> thank you, mr. chair, and thank the witnesses for their very thoughtful testimony. it seems that as it relates to the problem of overcriminallization that this task force is encountering, there are potentially three areas of exploration as it relates to the problem we seek to address. you h
a background from a licensed dealer. >> i am sarah brady and i am here on behalf of jim brady who was wound on the assassination attempt of ronald regan. >> i am dan gross and i am here for my brother matthew who was shot in the head on top of the empire state building and for the 90 americans who are killed every day by a bullet and for everyone of else who wants to live in a safer nation. today we are here to mark the o 20-year anniversary of what could be called the greatest step forward toward a goal of a safer nation. the brady handgun violence act took affect 20 years ago. to introduce this special report that we have issued to celebrate the success of the legislation and to define the critical work that is ahead. 20 years of background checks and keeping america safer. i would like to thank the special guest. the victims and families that have joined us here today. i speak for all of the us here and so many across american when i say how much you inspire us to continue our work. our very important partners from the law enforcement community. and we really appreciate your strong repr
] the next "washington journal," we will look at democratic strategy. jim himes will be with us. senator john hoban of north dakota takes your questions about the keystone xl pipeline and will be joined by author and writer jonathan alter to discuss his recent article about the affordable care act. is live on journal" c-span everyday day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. a couple of live events to tell you about today on our companion network, c-span3. the senate armed services subcommittee looks at the relationship between military sexual assault, posttraumatic stress disorder, and suicide at 10 a.m. eastern. you can join in that conversation on facebook and twitter. 2 p.m. eastern, it's a hearing on the economic effect of alzheimer's disease and the state of all summers research before a senate appropriations subcommittee. >> i think there are some myths out there. people think the maraschino cherry is a preserved product. it's no different than a pickled cherry and the process is no different than the types of sulfates you use in making wine. -- i would not a call it a healthy product but something th
forces military, civilian and, of course, our afghan colleagues that continue despite every day, jim, thank you very much. alex and i were saying he gave his keynote address and a what are the rest of us supposed to say? andrew asked if i would talk about reconciliation, elections and a very important topic i think, the politics of the future relationship of between afghanistan and pakistan. i would be pleased to do that but before i do, i just wanted to step back just for a moment really and make three points and asked one question. i think it's relevant to the entire conversation we're going to have today. first point, that's the one that has been emphasized here both in the fields that we saw previously and ambassador dobbins speech and the points that intimate. it's really important it seems to me when we talk about afghanistan to stop just for a moment and recognize what has been achieved. not just what has been achieved but what has been achieved at such great cost on the part of afghans, part of the united states military and civilian, and, of course, our international partner
bergus. gary august steen is the new executive director. nice to have you back. marine corps veteran jim now serves as dav national service director and his fellow marine corps veteran barry janowski leads as executive director of headquarters in coal spring, kentucky. very good to have you back, too. with us today is miss susan miller who was elected today office of national commander of the dav aux illry. she prefld served as a registered nurse with the veterans administration and her son, trent, is a member of the united states army, recently serving in his second deployment to afghanistan. gentlemen and miss miller, thank you for your leadership and for your service. i look forward to working with each of you in your new roles and continuing to work with those of you that are continuing in the roles that you have had for a number of years. i'd also like to recognize the dav members from my home state of florida who may be with us today. if you could just raise your hand so we can say hello. isn't this just like home? this is just like home. welcome to those from the sunshine state. w
are thrilled with you stepping up to do that. jim dobbins is someone that has taught us now i won't say how long but going on at least 15 years about how we need to think about peace and security and the u.s. involvement. so the fact that you have stepped up to the school there couldn't be a better person and perspective and i want to acknowledge bill taylor who i saw walking in. bill is also -- i met bill first in afghanistan in 2002 and he remains one of the best examples of a diplomat and boss that i've ever had. when i traveled to afghanistan for the first time 21 years ago, i would come to witness what i believe is one of the greatest foreign-policy mistakes that our country has ever made and that was the abandonment of afghanistan and the gradual or sometimes not gradual distraction to afghanistan, its communities, its infrastructure, its relationships with its neighbors that we are still climbing out of today. i have over my career watched conflict unfold slowly into the development unfold slowly. and conflict is much more efficient. and it costs actually a lot less to perpetrate. de
of democratic presidents. >> host: jim said we had a lot of roads repaid for. and ron says, $25 trillion in debt by 2024 what does the president's budget say about the deficit? >> guest: that is true the debt is at around $25 trillion in 2024 but that is irrelevant because the economy will grow significantly between now and then. the absolute level of the debt is irrelevant. we have a larger debt than smaller countries. you would not compare to debt to a hundred years ago so that is irrelevant. the percentage of the debt relative to the size of the economy because that shows how much we are in debted. the president says 69% of the economy would be this. and that is a decline from today. the good news is we have smaller deficits and the economy is growing, but that is still bad when over the past 40-50 years it has been around 40%. not good in historical terms, but in history. the big problem is when the baby boomers are going to retire, the debt is going to rise because of the drains on social security and medicare. the problem isn't over as a person on twitter points out. but the progress of th
was supposed to be sharing the stage with jim the chairman of the american hospital association and president and ceo of presbyterian health services n new mexico. he was supposed to be here with us but unfortunately the weather eliminated his ability to make it. the reason he was going to be here is we are fierce competitors in in new mexico and it just happened in being the chairman of the hospital association and the of the federation we thought we would have a good time up here today to talk and banter but unfortunately he could not make it so we will have to share the stage together another time. but even without him we will still have the especially valuable time for all of us. as we hear directly from the political and policy leaders who would shape and impact on industry in the months and years to come, from the comments i have heard yesterday this meeting is already a success for many of you. i heard you talk about the you a bite to get a big bottle of scotch to sit down with the generals with -- for two hours to find out what he really knows. [applause] but also about the buyers exp
will mention ambassador jim warlick and ambassador dobbins who did a great job. so we have a great agreement in place. what is the future with that agreement? it will be difficult. afghanistan faces challenges and, all of us are aware of those challenges but i think the odds are very much in favor of success with the bsa in place. will it be in place? the afghan people have spoken. the afghan presidential candidates, a number of whom i spoke to in kabul when i was there are all in favor of signing the bsa i think it's a virtual certainty the bsa will be signed. the issue whether president karzai signs it or not in my view is irrelevant. we need to plan on effectively him not signing it and move forward. i truly hope that any of the costs ambassador dobbins said might occur if there is delay might be effected by the great planning capacity our agencies have. i don't think there is any need for any particular cost as long as we keep our eye on the long game as is the topic of this panel. in turning to this topic of the afghan security forces which i not going to be expert i visited afghanistan
freedom. lease join me in welcoming jim carafano. [applause] >> thank you. i'm going to be extremely brief so we can get right to the top of. i want to start with a thank you but i want to thank our panelists, chris, kim and michael o'hanlon. put this together on the fly yesterday. i want to thank all of you for coming out in this but we thought this is such a critical issue as you're trying to follow over the weekend of a lot of people talking about a lot of things that nobody had chance to catch their breath. and have a dialogue. and i think this is an enormous opportunity with three preseason and listen been looking at these issues in studying this part of the world for a long time. to actually have a deep breath and a kind of reasoned, principled discussion about what's happened, what does it mean, where are we going from your and what are our options. i couldn't be more thrilled at these guys are jumping into do this. chris is the executive director at the foreign policy institute. kim holmes is a distinguished fellow, long distance grew not just your heritage but also at the u.s. sta
here optimistic. thank you very much. >> thank you, jim. excellent job. >> jed, foreign policy analysts at the heritage foundation discussed recent developments in ukraine, including rush military intervention and efforts to impose sanctions on vladmir putin's government. this is an hour 10 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. so i'm going to be extremely brief so we get right to the topic. i want to start with a thank you. i want to thank our panelists, chris, kim, michael hammond who tried to put this together on the fly yesterday. i want to thank all of you for coming out. but we thought this is such a critical issue. if you're trying to follow something on the weekend a lot of people were stalking about a lot of things but nobody had kind after chance to catch their breath and have a dialogue. this is see norm news opportunity with three very seasoned analysts, who are looking at these issues and studying this part of the world for a long time and have a deep breath, and have reasoned principled discussion what happened, what does it mean, where are we going from here and what are our
. [applause] congressman jim jordan and michele bachmann. [applause] and at the same tone and we will not lose focus on our members. we wouldn't be here today if it were not for you. let's give you a round of applause. [applause] you want to pursue your american dream. every day you champion freedom. remember in 2009 at the stimulus passed our own kelly had the protests in seattle washington. [applause] shortly thereafter rick santelli had a call to action is that our founding fathers would be turning over in their graves in the out-of-control government spending. he said let's have a tea party and did we ever. eric got us going. rob appel and michael patrick leahy got us talking to conservatives on twitter and michael god is on their first conference call where debbie dooley and others were on it as we planned and organized. moms like me carry kristof and stacy motz got us organizing through smart girl politics. together these people helped you turn a moment in time into a movement and today we celebrate what you have done. you are going to hear from leaders like miracle worker herzog. he did
ambassador marc grossman who is jim dobbins predecessor aspects representative. and it will be moderated by andrew wilder, who heads the center for south and central asia here at the u.s. institute of peace. the second panel will be on the future of media in afghanistan. again four distinguished panelists and chaired by david ensor as moderator from head of voice of america. we hope that you can conclude from today's program that afghanistan still matters to the united states. that america's national security interests are best served by the emergence of a stable and prosperous afghanistan. that this objective can still be achieved and that, what has been accomplished in afghanistan over the last decade offers some ground for optimism that we can achieve this objective. for afghanistan has made great progress over the last 12 years in health, education, women's rights, and economic development. and you will hear about that today in these remarks and panelists. and you will also hear about the political progress that the afghan people have made. a presidential election is scheduled for th
and enter into the second stage. that jim midnight rule is another one. i have heard loud and clear that there are things that you do not like. the question is, what do you want on a going forward basis? how can we improve and what changes would be helpful? hhs recently convened the across agency work group to look at the appeals process. we have much to do, need your help, and we have heard you. i am asking you to please give me feedback. you guys have been fantastic partners. our cost trends would not be where they are today without the work that you log on. our quality was certainly not be where it is today without the hard work inside each of your organizations. and so i am asking for our help in improving the process and any other areas you think we can benefit from. thank you for today and i will be happy to answer any questions. [applause] >> take a couple. >> marilyn will take to questions. we have questions from the audience. >> a quick question. continuing care, the providers rely heavily on the network and the programs. a lot of talk around that. your thoughts on maybe a
. nationallage. >> tant mark burr just.st executive directors, gary augustine. servic e director jim marszalek. legislative director, joseph violante. voluntary services director ron mentor. auxiliary national commander, susan miller of colorado. auxiliary national adjutant, judy heslan. senior vice commander ron pope of north carolina. vice commanders, george of, foster of california, and denni culder ofda new york. national judge advocate mike dobmayer of north dark, i am mode i can't think past national commander larry palzine of california. chief of staff raymond hutchinson of ohio and my love of my life wick he vick and my son james and his wife rhonda. one man -- [applause] one man who for the first time in decade is not the at table with us today is art wilson. he retired in 2013 after a 47-year career serving as dav's superbly effective chief executive officer and national adjutant. art's departure after such a long ands distinguished term wil clearly leave a void the dav has selected an able, experienced, executive in mark burgess as our new ceo and national adjutant. while the dav na
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